Chris Sheridan reports that Isiah Thomas wants a Knick backcourt of Steve Francis and Stephon Marbury. Jamal Crawford, Penny Hardaway, and possibly one of the coveted Knick rookies would be the bait. Francis would come with Kelvin Cato. That's a lot of trouble to go to distract attention from Thomas's sexual harrassment lawsuit.
Kerry Eggers' review of Sebastian Telfair documentary: "Film shows Telfair as a cocky prep star surrounded by kiss-ups..."
Name the high-schooler from the 2005 draft who's having the most productive season so far. How about Golden State second-round pick Monta Ellis?
Big picture of Sam Cassell spitting on a referee.
Both 6-10, both unhappy, both unlikely to re-sign with their old teams. Why not swap 'em? Chris Wilcox for Vladimir Radmanovic.
Just a decade after Chinese editors told the NBA's offices to stop wasting paper by sending faxes of NBA news, the NBA is huge in China.
Rudy Tomjanovich seems OK with his new job as a Laker scout.
Willie Green hurt himself shortly before signing a $20 million deal with the Sixers. Now he's finally getting close to returning.
Marc Stein reports something lots of people are mentioning: Darko Milicic could be headed to Orlando.
A peek behind the curtain of the Carnival of the NBA.
FreeDarko says racial issues in the NBA are, like racial issues in America, an impenetrable thicket: "No one knows who the good guys and bad guys are, increasing information only muddies the picture, and you couldn't take a consistent side if you wanted to even if you made a point of conscientiously waiting for someone else's opinion."
Dave D'Alessandro on Paul Pierce: "Don't be a Pierce-hater. He's had a great year, and he's grown as a leader. His team stinks, but he's become a real pro, and it's not a put-on."